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From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret society remains as controversial and mysterious as ever. In this book, you'll learn the truth about: The power and meaning behind the symbols, rites, and rituals Alleged connections with Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy Grail Freemasons vs. the Nazis The centuries-long rivalry with the Catholic Church Freemasonry's growing influence here and abroad As the largest - and oldest - fraternal organization, the Freemasons will continue to shape the world we live in for the foreseeable future. With this tell-all guide, you'll unravel the mystery of this intriguing society - one secret at a time!
True: Freemasons are the longest lasting fraternal organization in the world. True: It's members include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, John Wayne, and Charles Darwin, men who have helped shape the world we live in today! So how is it that this group is shrouded by mystery, myth, and murder? 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Freemasons examines this society and dispels the rumors, uncovers the truth, and brings to light such topics as: Masonic symbols, rites, and rituals; Famous Freemasons and their contributions to art, literature, and science; Alleged connections to Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy Grail; Freemasons vs. the Catholic Church; and Freemasonry in today's society. With 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Freemasons, you'll unlock the secrets of this fascinating, age-old organization in no time!
Often traced back to the stonemason guilds of the Middle Ages, freemasons were supposedly found among all the great minds of the Renaissance, including Da Vinci. Regardless, the movement really took off in the 1700s, when anyone who was anyone was a freemason--from George IV and Mozart to George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Over the next hundred years or so, the freemasons claimed such illustrious personages as Charles Darwin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Louis Armstrong, General Douglas MacArthur, W.C. Fields, Herbert Hoover, and many others as members. Even today, Freemasonry boasts Masonic lodges all over the globe. For thousands of years, one clandestine organization has been rumored to control the destinies of men, cities, even nations. The Everything Freemasons Book examines all aspects of this fascinating organization, including: Myths, legends, and stories of this ancient order-what's true and what's not; The closely guarded secret rituals, symbols, and esoteric arts; Who's who of freemasons-famous writers, scientists, statesmen, and more; The freemasons' enemies-from the Catholic Church to the Nazis; The many controversies surrounding this secret society-past and present; and more. With The Everything Freemasons Book, you'll unlock the Solomon key in no time!
For thousands of years, one clandestine organisation has been rumoured to control the destinies of men, cities, even nations: Freemasonry. Often traced back to the stonemason guilds of the Middle Ages, Freemasons were supposedly to be found among all the great minds of the Renaissance, including Da Vinci. The Freemasons have claimed such illustrious personages as Mozart, Benjamin Franklin, Darwin, FDR, Churchill, W.C. Fields, Herbert Hoover, and many others as members. Even today, Freemasonry boasts Masonic lodges all over the globe. "The "Everything" Freemasons Book" examines all the aspects of this fascinating organisation, including: myths, legends, and stories of this ancient order - what's true and what's not; the closely guarded secret rituals, symbols, and esoteric arts; the freemasons' enemies - from the Catholic Church to the Nazis; and, the many controversies surrounding this secret society - past and present.
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